Ship Performance and Optimisation

We assess and support the development of ship designs from concept through to end of life, giving clients an evidence-based understanding of safety, performance, cost and risk, along with authoritative and independent advice on how to balance all four factors.

A model of an aircraft carrier

Through carrying out research, testing and trials of physical and numerical ship models we evaluate the performance and safety aspects of ships – including hull resistance, propulsion, manoeuvring, sea keeping and stability.

As well as the extensive experimental and numerical facilities at our UK-based ship performance and optimisation centre we have the ability to undertake instrumented sea trials.

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Ship Performance and Optimisation